Skip to comments.How Barack Obama Became the Accidental Occidental President
Posted on 10/09/2009 8:23:03 PM PDT by Steelfish
OCTOBER 9, 2009
How Barack Obama Became the Accidental Occidental President
College Claims Him Even Though He Left Early; Commemorative Diaper Covers in the Bookstore
By TAMARA AUDI
Marc Campos/Occidental College 'BarOxy' merchandise, commemorating the president, is available for purchase in the Occidental College bookstore. Mr. Obama attended the Los Angeles area college for two years.
LOS ANGELES -- When Thomas Stringer, a junior at Occidental College, moved into room A104 of the Haines Hall dormitory, he had no idea that President Barack Obama had slept there -- 30 years ago.
"I thought there'd be a plaque or something," said Mr. Stringer, a 20-year-old biochemistry student from Seattle. Instead, Mr. Stringer learned about the room's former occupant from fellow students.
Mr. Stringer and his roommates fashioned a historical marker of their own. A hand-drawn sign that says "Barack H. Obama VIP Lounge" now hangs from Christmas lights over an armchair.
Mr. Obama spent two years at Occidental, a small liberal-arts college tucked into a hilly Los Angeles neighborhood, before leaving to complete his undergraduate studies at Columbia University. His autobiography says he left for New York, in part, to be "in the heart of a true city, with black neighborhoods in close proximity."
That has presented Occidental, or Oxy, as it's often called, with a problem: How to deal with its most famous student who matriculated but didn't graduate.
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zero has no ideal how privileged he is.
Most Affirmative Action recipients don't.
More like the Accidental President...
Barack-themed diaper covers.
For some reason, the expression “full of s**t and always on your ass” comes to mind.
Heh. More of the fabled Obama honesty. I went to school next door to Oxy (Caltech) at the same time and there were plenty of black neighborhoods in close proximity. Altadena wasn't particularly a nice place though, but it would have suited His Awesomeness.